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Punishment IIPA
By Frank

This was supposed to be a very
For a partial boil:

10.50 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3 SRM) Dry Extract
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20 SRM) Grain
5.00 oz Chinook [13.0%] (90 min) Hops
2.00 oz Cascade [5.5%] (60 min) Hops
2.00 oz Cascade [5.5%] (30 min) Hops
1.00 oz Cascade [5.5%] (2 min) Hops
1.00 oz Tettnanger [4.5%] (1 min) Hops
1.00 oz Tettnanger [4.5%] (Dry Hop 6 days) Hops
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs British Ale (Wyeast Labs #1098) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.093 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.023 SG
Estimated Color: 7 SRM
Bitterness: 120.5 IBU
Alpha Acid Units: 17.4 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 9.2 % (5.0-7.8 %) Actual
You know the drill. Steep the grains. Add the extract. Boil and add hops like it’s going out of style. This is a partial boil so adjust your recipe if you’re doing a full boil.

I did a one week primary and only a one week secondary on this one. A little longer would have slightly smoothed some bitter edges. I got away with just pitching a swelled smack pack on this one (the old wimpy kind) but I strongly recommend a starter for big beers like this.

When fresh, this is really a masochistic pleasure. Chinooks are a rough hop. They come to town looking to fight. Replace oz for oz with something like Amarillos for a smoother, less-bitter beer.

The Tettnanger for dry hopping was an interesting touch. To my nose, they add a smooth, honey-like note that gets your guard down before those Chinooks smack you in the chops.

With some age, this does develop nicely and takes on a much more barleywine-like character as the nose fades and the chinooks mellow. I liked it best fresh.

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